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hello. welcome to bbc news. here are our top stories: donald trump marks his first 100 days as us president, attacking the media and defending his own record, at a rally in pennsylvania. our 100 day milestone to reflect on in the incredible journey so far, and to get ready for the great, great battles to come. pope francis calls for international mediation, to ease the rising tensions between the us and north korea, over pyongyang's nuclear activity. eu leaders agree a united strategy for next month's brexit negotiations, and accuse britain of underestimating the challenges ahead. another crackdown from turkey's president, as almost 4,000 people are expelled from the military and civil service. thanks for being with us.
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president trump has marked the one—hundredth day of his presidency with a speech attacking the media and defending his own record. he was speaking at a rally in pennsylvania — one of the key states that helped him win last year's election. he made ambitious campaign promises for what he would achieve in his first hundred—days and has claimed he's made historic achievements in that period. addressing thousands of his supporters, he attacked the mainstream media, accusing journalists of bias. he also said relations with europe and china were strong, thousands ofjobs were being created, and that his promise of removing illegal immigrants and building a wall on the mexican border would be kept. here's some of what he said: if the media'sjob is to be honest and tell the truth, then i think we would all agree the media deserves a very, very, big fat failing grade.
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cheering very dishonest people — and not all of them — you know, we call it the fake news — not all of them. you notice they're using the word "fake news" — where did you hear it first, folks? cheering so i promised you in my inauguration address, 100 days ago, that now arrives the hour of action. and we've, believe me, we started from day one, and that is what we've delivered — 100 days of action. in fact, those people and others are exhausted. they've never seen anything like that. they've never seen anything like this. we are ending the off—shoring, and bringing back our beautiful, wonderful, great american jobs.
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we are eradicating the criminal gangs and cartels that have infiltrated our country. you're reading about them all the time. some of you have big problems with them. thank you for that sign — "blacks for trump," i love that guy. "blacks for trump." thank you, thank you. 0ur correspondent laura bicker was at president trump's rally in pennsylvania. i asked her how she thought it went. these are the hits and highlights of the trump campaign, all rolled into one hour, here in pennsylvania. a crucial state, as you mentioned earlier, a swing state that managed to tip them over the age and win him the white house. but this is amongst his supporters — this is amongst his real base. and as they were filing to come in, this is what they'd come to hear. there was "build that wall,"
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there was "america first," you heard there the "make america great again." they heard a list of accomplishments that donald trump feels he has made over the last 100 days. he's talked about appointing a supreme court judge, he says something which hasn't been done for 113 years or more. he talked about job—killing regulations, something which he feels he has created, something which got rapturous applause here, in a former industrial heartland. lots of people filing in here, today, said their parents, or cousins, or someone else used to work at a coal mines. they want those coalmining jobs back. you heard about steel manufacturing, aluminium manufacturing. he was appealing to his blue—collar base. a blue—collar base that used to belong to democrats, that donald trump feels he's managed to steal from underneath them. now, when it comes to expand that base, nothing he said in his speech tonight will do that. he stuck to his american first mantra. now, whether or not he'll stick to that over the next four years, that we will have to wait and see.
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and the timing of the rally is interesting, isn't it, laura? donald trump planned this rally the same night as the annual white house correspondents‘ dinner. now, that's a chance for the media and the sitting president of the day to have a light—hearted night, a night off from politics, if you like. that snub does speak volumes about his relationship with the media, doesn't it? that's right. the white house correspondents‘ dinner is this glitzy glamour event. it's attended by celebrities, it's attended by the press, and the idea was that, you know, it is a bit of a collective night where they can talk lightheartedly to one another. they put aside any guards or any problems they might have. well, donald trump has decided not to do that. instead, he wanted that split—screen visual that will have been on network tvs tonight. he will‘ve wanted the glitz and glamour of walking into that slap—up meal, while he is here, in a farmyard arena, with his supporters, his farmyard base. he said he would rather be here than anywhere else. that was his opening gambit to people here.
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and of course, then came the news about fake media, not really news, because he has kept that up throughout his campaign, but he believes that we're manufacturing polls. he believes that when a comes to his poll numbers, he says that it goes back — because right now, he's polling historically low numbers for a president at this stage. and he believes and has said that look, the media were not right about the polls when it came to winning the white house, and not right about now. so again, all the hits and highlights that we expect from a donald trump campaign rally. but we really are three and a half years away from any further race. so what he's trying to do — he seems to get a bit of energy from the crowd. i saw it in a number of campaign rallies, and just after he became president, he was having a tough couple of weeks, had a rally, and it gave him a boost. and i think after 100 days, that is how he wanted to celebrate it.
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there's lots more about the first 100 days on our website. including this quiz, where you can test your knowledge about president trump's economic policies, and work out whether or not you'd be hired orfired! pope francis has called for international negotiation to ease escalating tensions between the united states and north korea, saying the situation had become "too hot". he urged the united states and north korea to defuse their increasingly tense standoff and avert a potentially dangerous conflict. speaking on his return from a visit to egypt, the pope said the crisis between the two countries risked sparking a devastating war in which "a good part of humanity" would be destroyed. translation: these missiles in korea, it's been a year that they've been talking about it. but now it seems the issue has heated up too much. i always appeal for a solution through diplomatic means for the future of humanity.
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a widened war wouldn't destroy half of humanity, but a good part of humanity. it would destroy the culture of everything. it would be terrible. let us stop and find a diplomatic solution. i feel the united nations have a duty to resume their leadership because it has become too watered down. the president of the european commission has warned that many people in britain are underestimating the difficulties of brexit. jean—claude juncker was speaking after eu leaders, meeting in brussels, unanimously agreed their negotiating position on britain's departure from the union. from brussels, damian grammaticas reports. enter europe's most powerful. chancellors, prime ministers, and presidents gathered in brussels, today. all it took them just four minutes to sign off on their negotiating position. 27 countries united — ready, now, they say, to face the uk across table with a single set of demands. no dissensions, no splits.
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just smiles and shakes. even taking a few snaps for their own albums. translation: there is definitely a price, a cost for the uk. that's the choice it has made. it shouldn't be a punishment, but europe will defend its interests, and the uk will be in a worse position outside the eu than it is now. this is what they want from the uk: a guarantee of citizens' rights, meaning the rights to live, work, and study, now enjoyed by 4 million people — eu citizens in the uk, british citizens elsewhere in the eu. a financial settlement, meaning the uk must fulfil its portion of eu spending up to 2020. and solutions to new border controls between the north and south ireland. the eu is worried that the uk is unrealistic about what is to come. what eu leaders are most worried about is what angela merkel has called illusions on the uk side of what can be achieved.
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this process today is about injecting a bit of realism into the debate — the eu's red lines. only if their initial demands are satisfied will be eu leaders go on to discuss a trail deal with the uk. what are the illusions you think the uk harbour? translation: sometimes, i have the impression that some in britain — i do not mean the government — do not understand the process we have set. a phased negotiation. this gives me the opportunity to say there is no conspiracy. nobody is ganging up on britain. and the eu side believe that even agree on the first side on their list, citizens' rights, won't be straightforward. jean—claude juncker says he is ready to give guarantees, but is not sure about the uk. we have already prepared the text which could be adopted immediately if the uk was ready to sign it. that will probably not happen.
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and that is just one stumbling block — money could be another — before any talk about trade deals will start. stay with us on bbc news — still to come... anthonyjoshua stops vladimir klitschko in the 11th round — to claim the wba world heavyweight title — in the biggest bout in british boxing history. nothing, it seems, was too big to withstand the force of the tornado. the extent of the devastation will lead to renewed calls for government to build better government housing. internationally, there have already been protests. sweden says it received no warning of the accident. indeed, the russians at first denied anything had gone wrong. only when radioactivity levels began to increase outside russia were they forced to admit the accident. for the mujahideen, the mood
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here is of great celebration. this is the end of a 12—year war for them. they've taken the capital, which they've been fighting for for so long. it was 7:00am in the morning, the day when power began to pass from the minority to the majority, when africa, after 300 years, reclaimed its last white colony. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: donald trump has marked his first 100 days as us president, attacking the media and defending his own record at a rally in pennsylvania. pope francis has called for international mediation to ease the rising tensions between the us and north korea over pyongyang's nuclear activity. turkey's government says
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its imposing new hardline measures to protect its national security, two weeks after president erdogan won a referendum on extending his power. it's sacked almost 4,000 more civil servants, banned hugely popular television dating shows and blocked access to wikipedia, claiming the website is smearing the country's reputation. sarah corker reports. since lastjuly‘s failed coup attempt, ankara has sacked or arrested more than 160,000 people, and president erdogan‘s crackdown on those he believes have plotted against him shows no sign of abating. on saturday, almost 4,000 people were expelled from the civil service and military. that included 1,200 members of the armed forces. those expelled posed a security threat, the authorities said. hours earlier, turkey blocked access to one of the world's most—visited
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websites, wikipedia, claiming it is smearing the country's reputation, and some tv dating shows were also banned. we're used to social media blocking, but this is slightly different. and this is different because wikipedia is actually a platform to reach out, as well. people in the country use wikipedia to present a turkish point of view. now, if wikipedia is blocked in turkey, that means that turks can't edit it, so it's almost handing over the editorial decision to other countries. so it's a policy that could backfire. wikipedia founderjimmy wales took to twitter. while in ankara, others reacted with disbelief. translation: i don't think it's nice to control information, in this age where information can be easily accessed. i don't welcome the way it's blocked. translation: this was done with youtube and twitter before,
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and now it is wikipedia. but they will see that this is the wrong approach, and i believe it will be reversed. this latest purge comes just days after thousands of police officers were suspended or detained, many of them accused of having links to this man, exiled muslim cleric fethullah gulen. he is accused of inspiring the military coup, something he denies. president erdogan was granted new powers in a referendum earlier this month. he says it makes his country safer, but opponents say it has brought turkey closer to dictatorship. here, theresa may has been campaigning in scotland, her first visit there since calling the general election. she repeated her claim that every vote for the conservatives would strengthen her hand in the brexit negotiations as glen campbell reports. a world away from the eu summit, on royal deeside, near aberdeen. theresa may and scottish conservative leader ruth davidson
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came here as the tories target snp—held territory in the hope of weakening the nationalist campaign for another vote on scottish independence. if the snp win the election in scotland, what right would you have to block a second referendum on independence, once the terms of brexit are clear? right now we should be working together, not pulling apart. and that's why i say every vote for me and my team in this election will be a vote for strengthening our hand in the brexit negotiations. that will strengthen our hand to get the best possible deal. in nearby banchory, four leaflets were posted, but no—one answered the prime minister's knock. for years, the tories have been toxic in scotland, and like labour and the liberal democrats, they still have only one mp. but they are confident they can make gains in scotland at this election, at the expense of the snp.
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you cannae trust the tories. in glasgow, the snp first minister knows it will be hard to hold all 56 scottish seats won by her partyjust two years ago, but opinion polls suggest the snp is on course to return more mps than all their rivals put together. this election does ensure that decisions about the future of our country are taken by the scottish people and the scottish parliament, not by a right—wing tory government at westminster. the liberal democrats want to keep the uk in the european single market, and keep scotland in the uk. people in scotland don't want another independence referendum. it would cause uncertainty and chaos at an already—difficult time. labour says the conservatives have put the union between scotland and england at risk. theresa may has only given the snp the excuse that they were looking for to have a second independence referendum, because of her gamble with brexit.
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but theresa may's tories think they are on the verge of a scottish comeback. the uk labour leader jeremy corbyn has defended his style of leadership. speaking to supporters in east london, he accused theresa may of using simple slogans to seek "unchallenged" power, and slipping into what he called a "presidential bunker mentality". 0ur political correspondent iain watson reports. you may have noticed the tone of this campaign has been, well, a little personal. the labour leader usually doesn't directly respond, but today he decided the best form of defence was attack. if party leaders put themselves ahead of serving the people, they stop listening, and even put our country at risk. barely nine months into theresa may's premiership, there are clear warning signs that she and her closest advisers are slipping into that
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presidential bunker mentality. the conservatives are determined to say the choice of this election is all about leadership. now, labour's usual response to this relentless message is to try to change the subject, to talk about policy. but now, clearly, jeremy corbyn believes it is worth the risk of taking theresa may on, on her own territory. whereas insecure leaders want to feel stronger by asking you to give them more power, i recognise strong leadership as equipping you with more power. and here is a different type of leadership. ukip‘s paul nuttall was in hartlepool to announce he was standing for election in, well, somewhere else entirely, boston and skegness, in lincolnshire. i'd been due to be up here in hartlepool anyway. the date has been in the diary. i've come up here to campaign alongside our great branch. and look, you know, we will be targeting this seat at the general election.
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usually political leaders say they want to be prime minister. not the liberal democrat leader, though. right around the country, i am here to say, i am determine to be the leader of britain's opposition. the liberal democrats are absolutely clear that our country faces an absolute democratic challenge if it becomes a one—party state. the conservatives will want the issue of leadership to continue to dominate this election. other parties seemed to have decided they now need to try to neutralise it, rather than ignore it. british boxer anthony joshua has beaten ukraine's wladimir klitschko in an epic world heavyweight title bout in london. the fight was stopped in the eleventh round, in front of a crowd of 90,000 at wembley stadium. joshua's win added the wba title to his ibf belt, but only after he was knocked to the canvas by klitschko in the sixth round.
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this is how the fight ended. commentator: big right hand from anthonyjoshua. klitschko in survival mode. he's back to the rope on the far side of the ring. massive right uppercut. big left hook. and klitschko is down, for the second time in the round, and the third time in the fight. he's beaten the count once again. referee david field with a mandatory eight—count. and david field giving wladimir klitschko lots of time to recover by wiping the gloves clean. can anthonyjoshua put his man on the floor for the third time? he attempts a big left hook, but misses. trying to close the distance now isjoshua. wladimir klitschko in desperate trouble. every time he tries to move backwards, it looks as though he's going to fall over. joshua has got him backed into the corner. and anthonyjoshua teeing off. referee david field has stepped in, and anthonyjoshua has stopped his man in the 11th round of an epic slugfest here at wembley arena. 0ur sports correspondent 0lly foster was ringside at wembley. it was an absolutely extraordinary fight.
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anthonyjoshua, the ibf world champion, was taken to a very, very dark place tonight. he was dropped to the canvas for the first time in his career, his 19th fight. he had already put wladimir klitschko down, as well, in the fifth round. wladimir klitschko 14 years his senior, the former world champion of the heavyweight division, undefeated in a decade. he thought he could get back to the top. and my word, he so nearly did, the ukrainian. but there was unbelievable response from anthonyjoshua. this is the longest fight in his professional career. he then knocked out klitschko in the 11th round. all klitschko had to do was hang on to the end of the fight. he was ahead on points in this fight. butjoshua knocked him down three times in the 11th round, and the referee had to intervene, and the fight was all over. so we have anthonyjoshua has held onto his ibf world title.
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he is now the wba champion, as well. he has unified half the heavyweight division. not undisputed yet, but that is going to be the next step, if he can. but anthonyjoshua has just gone into the stratosphere. he is the man they are all going to want to fight now. a fantastic night forjoshua, and british boxing, in front of a record number of fans. now, it was advertised as the ultimate in luxury, but a new festival in the bahamas imploded on its first day. festival—goers were promised a ‘once in a lifetime experience' of art, food and music, but instead found that they had spent thousands of dollars on tents for accommodation, sandwiches for food, and, the headline act a no show. harvey biggs has the story on how the island dream turned into a nightmare.
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the actual experience exceeds all expectations... this is how the festival was billed — a cultural moment, boasting as having some of what it claims are the greatest artists on earth. fyre festival offered a weekend of a private island in the bahamas, rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous, with tickets costing up to $12,000 for a four—person package. an event heavily promoted on social media, but one that ended up creating a viral buzz of a different kind. after headline act blink—182 pulled out, festival—goers arrived on friday to find utilitarian, white tents, accommodation some described as like a refugee camp. 0n the menu — cheese sandwiches, instead of gourmet cuisine. hours later, organisers postponed the event, and then cancelled it altogether, saying their team was overwhelmed. that led to chaotic scenes at the airport, as people tried to get off the island. many turned to social media to vent their frustration, describing the event as a complete disaster. the festival co—organiser, rapperja rule, took to twitter
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to apologise, saying he was heartbroken, and the event was not a scam. 0rganisers have promised a full refund to all festival—goers, and are already looking ahead to next year, promising to be a bit less ambitious. but recovering from scenes like these will take one ambitious pr strategy. a man who ran the london marathon as a gorilla has raise £26,000 for the gorilla 0rganisation. he did 36 mile course on his hands and knees, it was a bright for the last part of the race. he was presented with a medal as he crossed the line with his sons. don't forget you can get in touch with me to discuss any of the stories we've been covering here via twitter. i'm @tomdonkinbbc. hello, there.
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good evening. first part of the bank holiday weekend was pretty quiet across most parts of the uk. next couple of days, you'll probably see those temperatures rising a little bit, away from the east coast, where it will be on the cool side. there will be a bit of a breeze blowing in across all parts, and it wouldn't really be a bank holiday weekend forecast without at least some rain in the forecast. that's coming from this area of low pressure. just ahead of that, we've got these fairly tightly packed isobars. means it's really quite windy, but the wind is coming in from the south, which is bringing in that slightly milder air. that low pressure system is also going to bring some rain to the far south—west first thing. with that southerly breeze, it's not particularly cold first thing, most places, eight, nine, ten, or11 degrees. a breeze for all parts. bright and breezy start, but turning increasingly wet and windy to the south—west, blowing a gale down there. that gets to wales and spreads across the south coast. so, after that lovely, sunny saturday on the south coast, well, it's going to be a rather different sunday. 0nly ten or 11 degrees,
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and windy underneath all that cloud and rain, which is not quite getting into the london area just yet, but it will do eventually. north of that rain, it's a pretty decent day, actually, in the midlands and the north of england. always warmer away from the eastern coasts, 10 or 11 degrees in newcastle. but as high as 15 or 16 in manchester, and some pretty reasonable temperatures in northern ireland. the western side of scotland will also do well. 16—17 degrees in the north—east, whereas it is only eight or nine along the north sea coast. premier league action, no real problems with the weather at manchester united or at everton. but in tottenham, i think we will see some cloud and rain developing through the match, and for the journey home, as well. but no problems for stage three of the tour de yorkshire. should be a decent day, but quite breezy. that breeze will still be blowing throught the evening. the rain will spread north, into north wales, the north midlands, maybe into east anglia as well. just a few showers in northern england, but generally it is a north—south split, with the northern half of the uk largely fine and dry by dawn
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on bank holiday monday. and temperatures are holding up quite nicely. lowest temperatures will be in the western side of scotland, dipping to around about five or six degrees. bank holiday monday itself will be a north—south split, with most of the showers across the southern half of the uk. there will be some spells of sunshine here, as well. the northern half of uk does quite well. but again, the north sea coastal areas seeing temperatures around ten or so degrees at best. they will be around 15 or 16 further west. on tuesday, again, it will be cool, cloudy, and grey, up and down that eastern coast. but move your way inland and further west, much more in the way of sunshine and higher temperatures. so the rest of this week looking dry for the most part. the winds will be light for most places, and while it will be warm for many, it is always going to be cooler along that north sea coast. this is bbc world news, the headlines: donald trump has marked his first 100 days as us president, attacking the media and defending his own record, at a rally in pennsylvania. earlier, thousands of people
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across the us took part in protests against his policies on climate change. pope francis has called for international mediation, to ease the rising tensions between the us and north korea, over pyongyang's nuclear activity. he suggested an impartial third party — such as norway — could arbitrate in the dispute. eu leaders in brussels have unanimously agreed their approach to negotiations over britain's withdrawal. the eu council president called for a serious british response to proposals on reciprocal rights for citizens. the turkish government has taken new hardline measures, two weeks after president erdogan won a referendum to extend his powers. it's sacked almost 4,000 civil servants and blocked access to wikipedia, claiming the website's smearing the country's reputation.
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